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July 26, 2007

Pimp my rice paddy

photo of rice paddy from Pink Tentacle
Kudos to both Pink Tentacle and Salon's How The World Works for calling attention to the amazing rice fields of Inakadate, Japan. Each years farmers there mix three different varieties of rice plants together in their fields. Since the plants have different colored leaves the rice paddies turn into beautiful, intricate images that can be seen only from the air.

Farming of any variety is such a hard business, ya gotta love it when farmers take a little extra time and make some art in the process. Pink Tentacle has some additional photos of past years efforts.

To see the other end of farm crop related craziness (making art from the harvested product), hop in your car, drive to Mitchell, South Dakota, and be amazed by the Mitchell Corn Palace.

Tags: rice  farming

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at July 26, 2007 09:29 AM